A North East PR consultant has been given one of the highest industry awards by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
Sarah Hall, the managing director of PR and marketing agency Sarah Hall Consulting Ltd and a board member of the CIPR, has been presented with the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal, which is awarded at the discretion of the president to recognise exceptional achievement in public relations practice by a CIPR member.
Hall runs a team of seven working with some of the North East’s most recognisable brands, including Sage Gateshead, Go Smarter, Rowlands Accountants, Spire Washington Hospital, Aspers Casino and Anderson & Garland.
The award was introduced in 1984 in memory of the CIPR’s first president Stephen Tallents, who was a founder of public relations in Britain and the BBC’s first controller of public relations and deputy director general under Lord Reith.
CIPR president Stephen Waddington said: “From the outset of her career in public relations she has been committed to supporting best practice as a CIPR member both personally and in the teams that she has led. As a member of the board and council this year she has helped significantly to drive our agenda on modernity, diversity and ethics.”
Hall said: “It is a real honour to have received this award and I am privileged to work with an Institute that deeply cares about professionalism, ethics and making sure it is fit for purpose both now and in the future.
“As my business continues to expand, I am fortunate to be able to turn to the CIPR for help and support, as I have done since the start of my career and with this is mind it is only fitting to give something back.”
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